New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
When Africa calls, Lee Ropiak, Infinity Medical Equipment Services, answers the call. After thousands of miles traveled and countless hours dialing and redialing telephone numbers of contacts in Africa, new opportunities in the medical imaging business present themselves.
With the help of New York U.S. Export Assistance Center Lee Ropiak, Infinity Medical Equipment Services (IMES), carves its niche with African hospitals and clinics in the medical equipment business. Modernizing facilities such as the one owned by Dr. Sulu Mase’ba Mwang at Le Centre Hospitalier Nganda, Kinshasa, Congo (DRC), always presents a challenge. Selection of the right CT scanner is equally as important as site planning and sending out the best engineering talent (specifically Donald Stolzenbach). Donald installed a modern GE LightSpeed Ultra 8 slice scanner, and with that expertise, this unit is now working. Starting with activation and training, every step was a lesson learned and a lesson taught. In Senegal, when Dr. Wassamba Thiam of Clinique du Golf in Camberen needed help with parts for his Cath-lab, IMES delivered the service and now as a direct result of that, a new order for a CT Scanner has been placed.
This month will mark another “big first” when a GE Profile 5 Open MRI, GE LightSpeed Ultra 8 Slice, and a SwissRay Digital Rad Room will be shipped out to GEORGES DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Having selected these units and directly supplying modern x-ray technology, Lee Ropiak, IMES, is building trust. Nigeria is no longer an empty field for medical diagnostic imaging. Competition has arrived. There, business is built on trust and trust is built on good communication and service. As the proverb “Through people to people” proves, it is references and letters of recommendation like the one illustrated here that will help American businesses grow there. There is a pressing need for multi-cultural flexible companies to work with their African counterparts. Filling that need comes with obligations and responsibilities and one should not take trust for granted. Nigerian businesses want trust to go both ways. Perhaps some of our ethical businesses can help them build it. It is what we are all counting on.
Special thanks to: Jetta DeNend, New York U.S. Export Assistance Center, Youhanidou Wane Ba, U. S. Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, http://www.buyusa.gov/westafrica , and their colleagues in other posts; Marius C. Lotsu in Benin, Olivier Tchamake in Cameroon, Heather Byrnes in Ghana, Brian McGrath in Congo (DRC) and Anayo Agu in Nigeria.